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Comedy Central
May 13, 2013 11:30pm PDT
scandal for the obama administration. first up, benghazi. how bad is it, folks? nation, you better sit down and buckle up because you should not be standing while watching tv in the car. now, everyone knows this was an unquestionable tragedy where four americans lost their lives in what we now know were vicious terrorist attacks. but listen to how obama callously described them the next day. >> no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation. >> stephen: what? acts of terror? they were terrorist attacks. am i the only one who feels this way? darell issa. >> an act of terror is different than terrorist attack. >> stephen: yes. they're totally different. you say potato, i say what do the po-tah-toe know and when did he know it? now the only people who have been talking about this story for the past seven months have been me and fox news. but from the rest of television and radio, silence. jim? >> across the mainstream media it was a collective yawn in response to yesterday's benghazi coverage. >> why are the media ignoring new details about what happened the night of t
FOX News
May 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
scandal. president obama took to the podium today to confront two pressing scandals threatening the very credibility of his administration. benghazi and the irs targeting the president's political enemies. on friday abc uncovered bombshell evidence that team obama was covering up evidence evidence -- information in the benghazi terror attacks that left four americans dead. the other problematic story is about the irs. we learned about an effort to target and even harass conservative groups for being conservative. let's start with benghazi and here is what the president claims he said about the attack. >> the day after it happened i acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism. what i pledged to the american people was we would find out what happened, we would make sure it did not happen again and we would make sure we held accountable those who perpetrated this terrible crime. >> mr. president, you didn't call it terror from the get go. remember when you said this? we do. >> here is what happened. you had a video released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character, who is
FOX News
May 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
corruption, arrogance, or simply imcompetence? the obama administration and the irs scandal. this is "special report". >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. what has easily been the longest week of barak obama's presidency ended up with a focus today on a subject every american can relate to, taxes. the question of whether the white house had anything to do with the irs targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. we have fox team coverage tonight with all the obama scandals. wendell goler with the story of an irs official's new job coming after more of your money over obamacare. we begin with chief congressional correspondent and the man in the hot seat on capitol hill. good evening. >> good evening. after a week of intense heat on the irs, today the agency did not back down insisting there was not a bias against conservatives. >> i resigned because as the acting commissioner, what happens in the irs, whether i was personally involved or not, stops at my desk. so i should be held accountable for what happens. >> the outgoing acting commissioner explained his upcoming departu
Current
May 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quite as cool. this is the scandalous d.o.j. surveillance of the a.p. it is a nice gift for the obama herit but the tea party doesn't care about journalists so this is basically the socks and underwear version of a tea party christmas present. >> it might be a real scandal but the republicans can't raise any money off so it is a white elephant gift. >> john: i know what the next one is. this is a special one. the tea party loves it. this is the gift of benghazi, the gift that keeps on giving. let's see. oh, wait a second. santa, this isn't benghazi. these are just those e-mails that jake tapper uncovered that show the white house messages in their original accurate form. this is a crappy obama scandal tea party present. >> yeah but they still get to exploit four american deaths for cheap political gain so that's all they ask for. >> john: i like how you think santa. the tea party is going to love this next one. this is the suffering the american people are going to have to experience because of the obsessive focus on these scandals over the next three years will prevent any effective
CNBC
May 17, 2013 7:00pm EDT
a serious question, are the obama scandals good for stocks? >> they're trick for stocks, larry. i mean, we need a change in economic policy, there is no better change than if we take the senate in 2014, the presidency in 2016, that would be phenomenal for stocks. this administration is bad for the economy, it's bad for stocks. when they trip, especially at the irs, larry, it just doesn't get any better than that for the future of the country. >> dan, i'll let you pitch, i'm add if they're all engrossed in these scandals, they can't do anything bad in terms of policy. >> listen, i'm all for washington doing as little as possible. with all due respect to the great art lafr, it's up 140%. we can say what we want about ben bernanke destroying the dollar and so on. the fact remain, art is not saying that. i'm obviously being tongue in cheek. the fact is the stockmarket is up 145% with what some would call disastrous economic policies. so i disagree these scandals are somehow good. it means republicans have a better chance. >> what about this big story, seema, ten id profits rising stoc
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
obama scandal is way beyond logic. >> it is an obama scandal because barack obama exists. >> and exists as president. >> exactly. and i think it is ironic that the people who most want to destroy government are now demanding that the obama administration prostrate themselves in front of the tea party who are one-third of the milk yanl milkant groups. there was a democrat told you cannot be a c-3. karl rove gets to be a charitable organization, whatever they're calling these. there were democratic organizations targeted, too. no one is asking the federal government to apologize before the democratic groups who were told no. the tea party groups were told yes. what i worry about is that the irs will become even more timid about policing this out of control situation where you have groups clearly 100% political getting a status that allows them to be effectively subsidized by taxpayers. >> joy reid, victoria, thank you. >>> ahead, we'll shift gears with a big surprise. from the suspect in the cleveland house of horrors. his lawyer is speaking out, saying he is not a monster. stay wi
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
person in the obama administration. this is an obama scandal. this is an obama scandal. >> one sec. we're getting a bit confused about chronology. let's continue. nancy pelosi spoke to the republicans' incredible expanding scandal and its purposes. i'd like you to listen to this. >> they will use these as evasions of what the american people want us to do here. they want us to create jobs. now, if you're a pearty in congress and you have no intention of creating jobs, you will change the subject. so i think this is much about forcing their anti-government ideology. >> joy, your reaction to nancy pelosi. she says it's evasion and undermining. >> keep in mind today i think we had our 38th vote in the house on repealing obama care. >> we're coming to that very soon. >> we've seen what's happening, i think, in the house of representatives, is they're in a post-policy mode. it isn't about policy. it's about ginning up their base for 2014 and sort of taking all the conspiracy theories floating out there and giving them legs. giving the inine ining them hef going to investigate this or th
FOX Business
May 14, 2013 10:00pm EDT
scandal that continues to plague the obama administration, of course, the "washington pst" fact checker awarding four pinocchios to the president for calling benghazi n act of terrorism a day after the attack. joining us, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, fox news contributor, john bolten. it's like screaming "liar, liar," at least if you're the "washington post," your tughts? >> it's a stunning conclusion by the fact checker, a good reporter. that press conference yesterday in a number of respects and benghazi was something i never saw before. you know, in connection with the talking points, either obama was briefed on this mountain of statements that he and others made after september the 11th, or if he was not, he is vonned by complete incompetence. if he was briefed and said we always knew it was terrorism, then that is a lie. there's no other way. lou: it is a -- it is an obvious contradiction what he said on the 12th of september, what then proceeded to transpire, he 15th and 16th of september leading up to rice's brazen story and narrative supported by the administrat
FOX News
May 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
president obama under umbrella provided new disclosures in the big three scandals that we have told you about and two more potential problems that lomb like thunderclouds. we have fox team coverage. how the justice department lost track of terrorist on the criminal program. we begin with wendal goular and the president navigating the choppy waters of three scandals. >> the chairman. irs and his was the second head to fall in the scandals that president obama wrestled this week. in a q & a session president obama said the white house and congress can fix the problems of the irs without the need of the special counsel and the tea party groups seeking tax exempt status. he was asked if anyone heard of thems before his counsel got word last month? >> i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press, to the press. >> republicans say they complained about the irs between 2010 and 2012. a day after firing the acting commissioner for irs stephen miller, they are attempting to rebuild the trust in the irs. >> we have to make sure it is doin
FOX News
May 17, 2013 2:00pm PDT
imcompetence? the obama administration and the irs scandal. this is "special report". >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. what has easily been the longest week of barak obama's presidency ended up with a focus today on a subject every american can relate to, taxes. the question of whether the white house had anything to do with the irs targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. we have fox team coverage tonight with all the obama scandals. wendell goler with the story of an irs official's new job coming after more of your money over
MSNBC
May 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
that this was the week that a sudden wave of scandals three of them rocked the obama administration all at once. >> the obama administration is under fire. >> president obama is fending off incoming fire. >> the dangerous narrative. >> plaguing the white house. >> hard to follow. >> he's drowning in it. >> so egregious. >> who is going to jail. >> in an impeachable offense. >> i've never seen anything like this in the past except in the nixon years. >> doesn't anyone remember the nixon administration. >> here's the catch. all of that white house scandal hysteria stems from a news report that was completely discredited in the middle of the week. it's probably isn't quite the story you've been hearing. it starts last friday not the friday yesterday but the one before that. that's when abc news trumpeted an exclusive story that purported to reveal emails proving the white house had meddled with the benghazi talking points last september, had altered them in a way that protected the state department. >> i have obtained 12 different versions of those talking points that shows they were drama
FOX News
May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
♪ ♪ ♪ >> andrea: one of three big scandals obama is struggling to explain right now is the seizure of phone records from journalists at associated press. executive editor addressed the controversy this morning. >> the scope of the inquiry is so huge, more than a hundred journalist for the a.p. work at the place and phone records and phone numbers why seized by the justice department. i've been in this business for more than 30 years. first amendment lawyers and lawyers inside the ap and ceo is well known first amendment lawyer. none of us have ever seen anything like this. >> andrea: and so did eric holder. >> i'm not familiar with all that went into the formulation of the subpoena. i was recused from that matter. i'm confident that the people that were involved in the investigation that i've known and many years followed all the appropriate justice department regulations and did things according to doj rules. >> andrea: all right. this first amendment argument seems to have jay carney pretty rattled. they really don't like to be accused of stomping all over the first amendment. that
FOX News
May 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
scandals you talk about. obama himself or the white house and the press. the press ignores claims from the tea party for three years that they were being targeted by the irs. the press gave obama a pass on benghazi for seven months, yeah, they get four pinocchios but seven months after the facts haven't changes. press is connected because they are outraged because they were targeted. that is only reason they are all united now. >> eric: it's interesting it's never president obama's fault. benghazi wasn't their fault. solyndra wasn't his fault. irs is not going to be his fault. >> bob: president of united states that they ordered it? >> eric: i'm suggesting that the president knew about all these things. >> bob: that is very serious allegation. >> it goes back to my point. he is unfit and incapable of managing and maybe inexperienced. >> eric: why would the irs purposely go after conservative groups. >> bob: i guess there were liberals in the organizatio >> eric: because they wanted the accolades of finding out information on conservatives. >> bob: i would need to suggest this is someth
FOX
May 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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FOX News
May 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
was grilled on capitol hill today on two of the scandals threatening the obama administration' the irs targeting obama's political opponents and the department of justice's snooping on a.p. reporters. we're going to start with the irs, the obama administration says the agency, what they did, was intolerable. and eric holder is promising to bring those responsible to justice. listen. >> as of friday of last week, i ordered that a criminal investigation be begun. the provisions that you have noted are ones that we are looking at, civil rights provisions, irs provisions, pachally the hatch act. to the extent that there are enforcement gaps that we find, we'll work with this committee to make sure what happened and was as outrageous as i've said and if we have to bring criminal actions so that that kind of action, that kind of activity does not happen again. >> well, that would be nice. speaking around the table, i wanted to ask you if it's time for a special prosecutor but also what do you think we'll hear from obama today? >> i do think it's starting to look that way for a special pr
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
yet debunked, paved the way for the agency to enter the debate as an obama scandal. the a.p. story was the moment the switch flipped, to a presidency in crisis. >> i don't see crisis with these singularities. i don't see it. unlike jonathan, i think the rest of the world is not scandal weary. which is why they are being lumped together. republicans have four and a half years of waiting. darrell issa has been sitting there for two and a half years. you get three things. i think the opposite is true of most, not just republicans, but many people in the media. i don't see singularity. i think if you pick these apart separately, what we're seeing in benghazi, is the c.i.a. always wants to come out and say terrorism. the state department always wants to be cautious. the administration got involved. if i were susan rice today, i would be even more furious than i was before. because it's very clear what she took the blame for. was receiving talking points, 12 hours before going on the sunday show. she had almost nothing to do with the creation of these talking points she may have overreached
Current
May 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
: laura in st. paul on the obama scandals. you need to use air quotes when you say that. hello, lawrence. >> caller: you know what? the thing about this, we don't actually -- we shouldn't actually believe this. saying obama is involved in the scandal is like saying jackie robinson is going to bet on baseball. do some illegal stuff in congress. barbara jordan, she's going to stand up at the democratic national convention and say hey y'all you white -- how you doing? that's not going to happen. >> stephanie: that would be redundant, white honkies. that would be awful. >> caller: it would be an oxymoron too. if that's the case, we know deep down republicans, this guy is not going to be involved in a scandal. there must be be sting else underlying. so what they're doing is trying to obstruct. now, the third problem is obama himself. i never heard in his years as president thus far he has never called out his enemies. we don't know -- we don't know who's obstructing. he needs to say by name, who is obstructing and who is doing doing this stupid stuff. >> stephanie: i think he has a couple of
ABC
May 15, 2013 11:35pm PDT
information they actually have. so to simplify things, we combined every obama related scandal into one an threw a couple of other things in there, too. went on the hollywood blood and asked, do you support froem's decision to direct the irs to send the department of justice to benghazi to spy on solyndra. it makes no sense at all, but it didn't stop people from weighing in on the confusing question of the day. >> do you support president obama's decision to direct the irs to send the department of justice to benghazi to spy on solyndra? >> i don't. because i think the government is already spending too much money on programs that need to be cut. and i think the benghazi situation, they're trying to do a cover-up with it. >> what he said. >> do you support president obama's decision to direct the irs to send the department of justice to benghazi to spy on solyndra? >> no, i don't support that at all. i mean, the irs -- we pay the irs to work for us as the people of the united states. and they should stay in the united states. >> how do you think president obama's involvement in the beng
FOX Business
May 14, 2013 9:20am EDT
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MSNBC
May 20, 2013 2:30am PDT
obama administration over the irs scandal. republicans say they're gearing up for more congressional hearings on the matter. yesterday on meet the press, senate mi yort leader mitch mcconnell went after the president and his team for handling of the scandal. >> there is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration. it's no wonder that the agents and the irs sort of get the message that the president demonizes i had opponents, the head of their union demonizes -- >> but, senator, that is a leap that can you make as argument. but you don't have fact to back it up. you can create it. >> the investigation -- >> you can talk about a culture. do you have any evidence that the president of the united states directed what you call a culture of intimidation at the irs to target political opponents? >> i don't think we know what the facts are. >> we don't. we learned over the weekend that weeks ago the white house's chief lawyer learned about the irs targeting conservative groups. that information was withheld from president obama. the president became aware of the scandal at the sa
FOX
May 19, 2013 8:00am EDT
. scandal taking the obama administration by storm. >> why officials are now questioning the woman in charge of the tax exempt division and her connection to the president's health care plan. we'll be right back. ight back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. this is a stunning work of technology. the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> back now with a tragic story out of new york where police continue to investigate the death of a college student killed during a home invasion. a junior at hofstra university was killed by a police officer as she was held in a headlock by an intruder at gunpoint. >> two women say officer richard took them to another location after leaving a party thursday night and forced them to do drugs and assaulted them while using a gun. the 27-year-old was hailed a hero back in 2007 and this is the picture you see here, shot in the face during a traffic stop but managed to catch the suspect. >> the f.b.i. officials in washington state are searching an apartment that could be tied to a rici
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 9:00pm EDT
from preside obama on any minute for the scandal of the irs just by dezhnev, it's the agency gave the liberal groups a pass and how much scrutiny was given too conservative toarty groups of this when the irs once more pow, emplees and a bigger budget. rich jensehas been following this story all week long and this is an extraordinary scandal that involves a white housend the president obviously he will want to contain this quickly. >> absolutely. this is not a briefing room statement it is happening in the st rooto get it of much more presidential feeling and st aft a meeting with secretary lew the internal revenue servicc is part of the treasury department and they say the esident called the meeting to discuss the next u for the irs of president has failed to outline much of a response other than describe for a tax-exempt status outrageous and unspecified consequences perhaps we will hear precisely what those consuences are we here for e acting commissioner miller to resign and the inspector general found out and failed to give congress a complete picture but t same report sayse direc
Current
May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
the irs non- -- scandal. >> obama: we'll put in new leadership, make sure we gather up all of the facts, that we hold accountable those who have taken these outrageous actions. >> stephanie: when it happened it was the bush appointee that was in charge. and then there wasn't a new one because the republicans obstructed it. representative pelosi. >> those who engaged in this behavior were wrong and must be held accountable for their action. >> stephanie: travis might you send her a therabreath lozenge. >> she had a lozenge in her mouth while she was talking. >> stephanie: oh, dear. she needs to take a little nappy. >> i don't understand what they did wrong. they were going after people who were going after tax-exempt status who didn't deserve it. >> stephanie: and this argument that both sides do it -- 85% of the 501 c4 money went to respects, and this is what happens. remember after citizens united everyone was like oh, the unions -- no they do not. this is exactly what happened. there was an explosion of these tea party groups. >> it's right there in the name. tea party as in pol
CNBC
May 14, 2013 7:00pm EDT
team obama, the scandal at bloomberg where it may not just be reporters who accessed what should have been private client information from bloomberg terminal. here is my question. did anyone at bloomberg in their broker/dealer make money off this information? and if so, isn't that a serious financial crime? that story and much more coming up. girl vo: i'm pretty conservative. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. good afternoon. chase sapphire. (push button tone) this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapphire preferred. man: how did i get
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
hammering president obama and democrats on scandals and saying let's impeach president obama. let's tie hillary clinton to this. national review is saying you guys need to have an actual policy agenda. >> let's talk more about that and the fact that as we are looking at what is going on in washington, d.c. started off hot with benghazi. we are ending the week hot on the irs. the president is not apologizing when it comes to the department of justice investigation. i want to play just a small part of what the president had to say. take a look. >> u.s. national security is dependent on those folks being able to operate with confidence that folks back home have their backs. so they are not just left out there high and dry. and potentially put in even more danger than they may already be. and so i make no apologies and i don't think the american people would expect me as commander in chief not to be concerned about information that might compromise their missions or might get them killed. >> making no apologies when it comes to security in special record to the a.p. investigation and how th
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
coming out asking whether or not americans thinks congress is overreaching on the obama scandal. 54% don't believe congress is overreekting but 42% say there is. there is a danger in republicans pushing us too far? guest: for now, they're undecided. there's of course a danger. they can say stupid things but so far, the hearings have be brought to light a lot of important new facts. two days into the discovery of fact about something, is congress overreacting? let's step back and say would we know what we know about if congress haven't had these hearings? no. the president of the united states has said that it's important to discover what happened to the i.r.s. it was unacceptable and so forth. so so far, congress has done a public service by blinging these things to life. -- bringing these things to life. host: we heard senator say we might hear the impeachment phrase, the i-word, and then we saw reporting at "politico" writing republicans are worried one thing can screw up the political gifts of three controversies at once. guest: yeah, but this is typical to "politico." everyone's
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
obama scandal. this one spying on the a.p. is the first legit one. the question remains, who is to blame? according to jay carney. the white house had no knowledge of the doj's seizure of phone records, but house oversight chair darrell issa is having none of it. in a statement yesterday, he wrote americans should take notice that top obama administration officials, increasingly see themselves as above the law and emboldened by the belief that they don't have to answer to anyone. but let us not forget when exactly the white house began to see itself as being above the law. buzz feed reports from 2007, darrell issa voted against a bill that would have protected media outlets from doj subpoenas. republican congressman lamar smith, who also voted against the bill, said at the time, the federal government defends our national security. so in the federal realm, we must weigh the benefits of a reported privilege with the problems it may cause for those who protect our country. this bill, that would have prevented all the terrible abuses of power that darrell issa is now railing against,
MSNBC
May 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
be improvement to shift the focus from the obama administration. stay on the scandals. don't talk about real governing. suspect that going to be a scandal on the right? the idea of stay on the scandals? don't talk about real politics. >> probably not. because we have a winner take all form of politics where the president win and doesn't have to split things with the other side the political party will take advantage of weakness or anything else that looks bad. the realty is, we don't have a lot to really hurt the president. talking about the irs scandal, i think he handled it the right way. he thought it was absolutely wrong. he acted quickly. he got rid of the people at the top. your point is correct also. i know there are a lot o of people in an administration. presidents always don't know what everybody in every sergeant is doing. it's not a direct reflection on the president when somebody in an agency somewhere does something wrong. >> i'm going to push on this. because i'm wondering and particularly talk to me as an attorney. what has happened around the # 501 c4s and the irs
CNBC
May 15, 2013 6:00pm EDT
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FOX News
May 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
swept under the rug. >> appreciate it. >> it is one of three scandals dogging the obama administration. they are trying to get to the bottom of the benghazi attack. and now house oversite chairman darril issa wants them to meet behind closed doors before he testifies. they are joining us. nissuing a subpeona. darril issa is hoping for more transparency and writing in part to thomas pickering, your refusal to allow staff to interview you is inconsistent with your tough and transparent. i hope you reconsider. ine before the subpona became public a member of the house voiced concern that politics may have provided a lapse in security. >> when i was on the ground i heard from the people in tripoli. they had to hire a mobile phone salesman to do security. >> the subpeona is a stark example of extreme republican overreach and the shameful politicalization of a tragedy. republicans remain focused on getting their hands on more information. suchs video surveillance and the gap and the white house talking points release. speaker john boehner is urging the administration to reveal all communicat
FOX News
May 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
scandals. president obama is knee deep in three scandals that threaten his credibility. from the man who promised transparency, we sure don't seem to be getting very much. >> can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22nd? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press -- through the press. >> and it looks like attorney general eric holder is taking the cue from the boss. he was grilled on capitol hill yesterday about the ap and irs scandals and we sure did hear a lot of this. >> i don't know. i don't know what has happened in this matter. i don't know. i don't know. i assume he was, but i don't know. that i don't know. i don't know why that didn't happen. i don't know. that i'm not sure. we probably have to get back to you on an apes. i just don't know. i don't know whether or not -- what funds are being used or whether that letter would apply to that effort. i just don't know. yeah, i don't -- yeah, i
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May 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
know, there has been a certain much for the career killing scandal for obama since he became president. solyndra. what made this week so interesting it did spill over to the mainstream towards the washington media which was telling us this is a scandal. >> right. people are still ultimately not following these issues as much as they have other scandals in the past. and -- part -- it is not because people don't want to consume scandal. there is a hit show "scandal" that has more viewers and people want to read about scandal but not these. these don't pass the what does this mean for me. does this affect my daily life? is this getting in the way of me getting a job? or feeding my family or getting health care. these scandals don't really -- these issues don't really end up meeting that test. they also for most americans don't reinforce maybe what they think about the president. if you look at mitt romney and 47%, comments. that -- that was very sticky because it reinforces what people thought about mitt romney and these particular issues don't really accept for folks on the right don't r
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May 15, 2013 2:00am PDT
was amazing at. to currying their favor to carry him through the monica lewinsky scandal. obama does not done that to get him through the very important issues. >> appreciate your time this morning. >>> coming up, richard and bill are here with our first buzz, including one of the best videos we've seen in a long time. i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] when people talk, great things happen. yeah? great things happen. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? silence. so you can capture your receipts, ink for
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May 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
morning's look at scrambled politics. some republicans say the benghazi scandal will cause president obama's downfall. but a new poll reveals how little americans know about the incident. a survey from public policy polling shows 41% of republicans consider it to be the biggest political scandal in american history. that's compared to 10% of democrats and 20% of independents. of those republicans, 39% don't know where benghazi is. 10% in egypt. 9% in iran. for the record, it's libya. president obama will be seeing double in his cabinet meetings. john kerry's younger brother will become the acting commerce secretary. he serves as the department's general counsel. >>> caroline kennedy will be in a new york courtroom today after being selected as a juror for a felony drug trial. while answering her jury questionnaire, she declined to answer if any of her family had been a victim of a crime. and said she knew a few people with a drug problem. >>> vermont lawmakers have passed legislation permitting doctor-assisted suicide. it has strong support from a governor. and the first time a state
FOX News
May 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
another scandal rocking the obama administration this morning. shocking news the justice department secretly obtained two months of phone records from reporters and from editors that work for the associated press. >> this comes as the white house is already on the defense about benghazi and the terror attacks and the irs targeting a conservative group. kelly wright with the newest details on the benghazi investigation. but we start with anna kooiman and the government seizure of secret procedures. unprecedented violation of the freedom of the press. the justice department under fire as attorneys for the associated press say it secretly obtained records for 20 phone lines both work and personal. they scanned several bureaus the press gallery and house of representatives. more than 140 reporters work in the offices where the records were taken. >> they haven't told us what they were looking for or why we didn't get prior notice. this seems to be very broad and we don't really know what it's about. >> the white house saying it has no knowledge of the doj inquiry. jay carney said we hav
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 2:30am PDT
handle it. >> on monday, president obama was asked the irs scandal at a news conference. jon stewart hones in on not what the president said but what he found out about the scandal. >> mr. president, when did you find out about the irs targeting conservative groups. >> i learned about it from the news reports that most people learned about this. i think it was on friday. >> what was that day that i found a powerful arm of the government may be using his power for political purposes? let's see? how could nobody in the administration thought to mention this issue to the president. it's a slight oversight. >> i heard on the news about this story that fast and furious. >> it happened one other time. >> it was something we found out about along with all of you. >> and that other time when air force one did an unannounced statue of liberty flyover for this sweet photo op. >> he found out about the news reports yesterday on the road. >> and that the justice department had seized two months of phone reports from a.p. reporters. i'm surprised that president obama saw that osama bin laden had
FOX News
May 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
some new details on the latest scandal facing the obama administration. is freedom of the press under attack by our own government? now the demand for answer earns is coming from both sides of the political aisle. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody i'm jenna lee. a bombshell revelation from the "associated press," the news agency says the u.s. justice department seized two months worth of phone records all without its knowledge. we are told the records pertain to both the office and personal lines of several journalists and one editor. the ap says it was not told any sort of reason or given any sort of explanation for the grab, but it believes it has to do with a report on a suspected terror plot disrupted by the cia. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. the ap made public its letter to attorney general eric holder confirming the seizure of the phone records by the justice department calling it unjustified and overly broad. now ap executives are going on the record. >> when it comes to national
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 6:00pm EDT
expect president obama help us to understand and explain the scandal this looks like the president coming out right now to the podium. >> i just finished speaking with secretary lew and officials at the treasury departmenn to discuss the investigation into iras personnel of improperly explained my iras groups for tax-exempt status i will take questions tomorrow but today i wanted to get out to all of you some information about what we're doing about this and what we are doing from here i every views -- review the report and the misconduct is inexcusable. and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this behavior in any agency especially the irs and with the power that has in their reach that it has and all of our lives and should not matter what political stripe you are from but the fact of the matter is the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust in that is especially true for the irs. here is what we will do. we will hold the responsible par
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May 15, 2013 1:00pm PDT
scandals. >> obama's dangerous new narrative. >> scandal woes pile up. >> west wing schooled on scandal. >> d.c. turns on obama. >> these headlines refer to the trifecta of turmoil provoked by what happened in benghazi. a decision by the irs to selectively per sue right wing organizations, and the behavior of the department of justice which accessed telephone in your opinions used extensively by reporters at the associated press. all very serious. all raising important questions for the president and the administration. but as the white house comes under a hail of critical gunfire, one man has had the very best week in a very long time. you see, until recently, karl rove's advice, spending, and commentary amounted to this. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled? >> no, i don't. >> this is is democratic territory. and we're quite comfortable with the idea that obama has carried ohio. >> i'm just raising the question of our responsibility to call these things when it appears to ordinary americans that we are not leading the pack for the sake of leading the pack but we're calling it.
Comedy Central
May 16, 2013 11:30pm PDT
committee. >> eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration. >> the attorney general eric holder grilled by lawmakers. >> grilled by congress. >> getting peppered with questions. >> stephen: mmm, grilled and peppered. that explains why darrell issa was wearing that "kiss the cook" apron. now, holder desperately sparred with the great minds on the judiciary committee, but then he bit off more than he could chew. when he ran up against congressman and magical talking cantaloupe louie gohmert's questions about the f.b.i.'s investigation into the boston bombers. >> you state as a matter of fact what the f.b.i. did and did not do. you simply do not know that. and you have characterize the f.b.i. as being not thorough. i know what the f.b.i. did. you cannot know what i know. that's all. >> i cannot have a-- >> regular order. >> challenge my character. >> mr. chairman. regular order, please. >> gentlemen, we'll-- >> without responding to that. >> the attorney general made statements that what i said was not true when actually the rever
MSNBC
May 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
republicans using the irs scandal to derail obama here? your thoughts? >> here's what the republicans are doing. what they're doing is basically implementing project "shield the facts that they have no agenda," operation "shield the fact that they have no agenda." look, we do need to take a look at the decisions thaerp made that were wholly inappropriate at the irs to treat organizations differently instead of equally. i mean, that is absolutely essential. that investigation should be done in a bipartisan way without a partisan agenda. but, of course, that isn't in the dna of this republican party or this republican leadership. and in fact, they are being driven by the these right-wing organizations. in fact, to actually set aside real legislation that we might have an opportunity to consider and debate, in place of focusing on investigations so that they can really try to trip up the obama administration. >> congresswoman, they are talking about the midterms already. they are talking about 2014 and taking over the senate and repealing and putting obama in a box. what about that? >> they'
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. have a great night. lou: good evening tha you for being with us breaking news on three major scandals posing a threat to the obama administration, the irs, benghazi and the department of justice assault on the first amendment rights of the associated press. we begin with the brewing i.r. scandal president obama speaking moments ago after he met with senior treasury officials on the i.r.a. situation and confirming the personnel changes are of the way. >> we will hold the responsible parties countable and just today i directed secretary lew to follow-up on the ig audit to see how this happene and who is responsible to make sure we understand all the facts. today secretary lew took the first debt by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acti commissioner of the irs because given the cootroversy surrounding this audit is important to institute new leadership to help restore confidence calling for word. lou: a stunning turnaround in just 24 hours and it began with press secretary carney refusing to it meant th irs had done anything wrong. here is what he said yesterday. wait for
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May 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
why was president obama so quick to acted as if it was a scandal. he act so rapidly. that's what people are paying attention to. they're not going to look at the details and say this is not so bad. but that president obama admitted that there there there was something wrong. >> i think they handled this not well. first of all, i was just listening to fox news on the way in, and they were saying well this is meaningless. the guy isn't fired. he's staying through may 22nd. my goodness, that's next wednesday, he was about to retire any way. he had nothing touchdown with it. this happened on the watch of the previous commissioner, an appointee of george w. bush. to believe that president obama was using that for foul purposes you have to believe that a bush appointee helped him violate the law and run the risk of going to jail. that makes no sense whatsoever. >> mark: that's a key point. >> one important point here. you don't have to be approved to be a 501 c 4. these organizations that we're talking about. the irs said you can self declare that you're a 501 c 4 so nobody was stopped
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 2:30am PDT
kathleen carole. >>> president obama stayed out of the irs scandal until yesterday. the president addressed the agency's role in targeting organizations with the words tea party in their name and some others that had conservative ideologies. the president came out saying that behavior is not acceptable in his administration. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. and they have to be held fully accountable. we'll wait and see what exactly all the details and the facts are. but i've got no patience with it. i will not tolerate it. and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> now, the agency says the scandal was limited to low-level workers at a cincinnati field office. but now "the washington post" is reporting at least two irs officials based in washington, d.c. were also involved with the investigations. the house ways and means committee has set hearings for friday. and there will be a senate probe, as
MSNBC
May 19, 2013 3:00pm EDT
irresponsible of me to lay every problem of the irs at president obama's footstep, and on this scandal we don't know what happened with this. i think one thing is clear. after obama was elected in '08 and the tea party movement started, there was a tone somehow these people were a problem, and all of these slurs, all of these racial slur, the fact they were haters is somehow translated into the bureaucracy which could have done it on its own and took very inappropriate behavior. i'm not ready to say that was controlled by the white house. the key thing for the white house and for all americans is to just get the facts on the table. the american people are fair. they'll look at the facts, make their decisions. i think that's what we have to do going forward. >> chris, i want to call your attention to some numbers here. the latest cnn poll that the president's popularity at this point. again, e not only has it not taken a hit, according to the cnn poll, he's more popular now than he was a month ago. what can we make of those numbers? >> well, you know, i think there's a couple of ways to lo
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
why new jersey is >>> president obama took action today to try to contain scandal fever sweeping washington. released 100 e-mails about benghazi, got rid of the head of the irs. >> americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. >> two erupting scandals. >> the irs has been used as a political tool through history. >> we will hold the responsible parties accountable. >> every day this week. >> veritable storm of scandals. >> brings a new scandal. >> stop calling it a huge scandal. >> everybody simmer down now! >> let the facts speak for themselves. >> the good news, it is fixable. >> i don't understand what they're accusing the president of doing. >> my question isn't about who is going to resign. >> acting commissioner of the irs. >> my question is who is going to jail over this scandal. >> i look forward to taking questions at tomorrow's press conference. >> i don't even understand what they're accusing the president of doing. >> the ap scandal engulfing the administration. >> let's be clear it is perfectly legal. >> we can't count on the administration to
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
congress is not overreacting to the burgeoning scandals plaguing the obama administration. a cnn/o.r.c. poll found that 54% of americans do not believe that congress is overreacting to the i.r.s. scrutiny of conservative groups, while 42% said that it is. by an even larger margin, 59% to 37%, respondents said that congress is making the right moves on the administration's actions regarding the benghazi terror attack. while the poll came as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer made the round of sunday talk shows defending president obama, we'll hear some of the sunday talk show excerpts coming up on the "washington journal" today. let's look at some other coverage. this is from "the washington post" outlook section this weekend. it says the i.r.s. situation is actually partially congress' fault. this piece says, it's congress that forces the i.r.s. to get political. host: that's "the washington post." here's "the washington times." in the house, republicans are going after the i.r.s., also the house law. and fellow house republicans took another vote friday to repeal president
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
us. president obama is going to deliver a statement on the widening irs scandal. that is 6:00 p.m. eastern time. just about 20 two minutes from now. fox business will take it live so be sure to stay tuned. >>> in the meantime, wait until you hear this because it is definitely not something you hear every day, the congressional budget office says our federal deficit is going down. new projections say it will be about 25%. that is $200 billion less than was the forecast just three months ago. that is a nice change from four straight years of trillion dollar deficits but, does it mean that we owe thanks to higher taxes? come on! or other things that some of us don't love? here to crunch the numbers are douglas holtz-eakin, former director of the cbo and christian dorsey with the economic policy institute. gentlemen, welcome back to the show. >> thank you. melissa: doug, what do you think, are you buying into this better projection? >> 2013 is real. the trouble is it doesn't give you any sustained improvement in the budget outlook over the next 10 years. so you should have been concer
NBC
May 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
resign. my question is, who is going to jail over this scandal? >> president obama promised new oversight and coordination with congress to investigate targeting of conservative groups. >> i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. >> the department of justice is looking into whether the irs violated any civil rights there. now to benghazi. newly released white house emails provided glimpse how the obama administration handled the talking points after the benghazi terror attacks. the 99 pages of emails between the white house, state department and cia detail the debate over what to disclose in the points. the ones u.n. ambassador susan rice used the following sunday on multiple morning news shows. an e-mail from then cia director david petraeus reveals some of his hesitations. petraeus writes quote, no mention of the cable to cairo either? frankly, i'd just as soon not use them. this concern after his deputy scratched out mention
CBS
May 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
blaze. >>> a maryland congressman is weighing in on the ongoing scandal involving the irs. according to our media partners at the baltimore sun, andy harris is now tieing the scandal to president obama's health care over haul. since the irs will be responsible for taxes individuals harris says the scandal proves that the agency needs less power, not more. the irs is currently under investigation for allegedly targeting tea party groups. >>> a pretty great afternoon. let's take a live look outside. what a big change from yesterday afternoon. we have clouds, a little bit of rain and definitely cooler temperatures. let's check in with chelsea ingram live with an updated look at first dating live doppler radar. it started at my house around 2:00 or 3:00. >> we had a little bit of drizzle move through but that's all we saw earlier today. we've been drying out. we will get more rain headed our way. over the past 2 hours we had a little drizzle around the metro area. more rainfall down over on the eastern shore and in western maryland. we'll get some more rainfall working its way
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May 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
, >>> voting to appeal obama care. again, the scandal lobby, recent controversy, those are two of the hot topics pitched to us today. sara covers health care policy for the washington post. kate covers homes and joanne greel joins was, as well. it's great to have you all here. i want to start out by showing the "new york times" and what they put out today in regard to obama care in this vote coming up. it's the 43rd day that they've devoted time on this issue according to our court. it's in the upper 30s. almost 40 times there that the vote has come up on this. we all remember john boehner said this was the law of the land. >> one of the things that john boehner has said is he has a lot of -- who want to be on the record opposing this law and he's giving them the chance to vote against it. and it's easy to write off over three dozen votes as inconsequential. at the same time, we are polling showing about facilitiers and americans think that congress has repealed the laws. there is a real impact of having these repeated votes again and again in term of how the public cares about the af
CNBC
May 14, 2013 4:00pm EDT
targeted conservative groups. >> as the obama administration scandal politics list grows, we're going to discuss how it could tackle our nation's real problems, like oh, you know, tax reform. coming up. >>> also ahead, we'll talk exclusively with the man at charge at one of the biggest mortgage lenders out there to talk the state of housing, citi mortgage's ceo. that's in just a few minutes. don't go anywhere. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] you're the boss of your life. in charge of long weekends and longer retirements. ♪ ask your financial professional how lincoln financial can help you take charge of your future. ♪ available out there. i knew devry university would give me the skills that i needed to make one of those tech jobs mine. we teach cutting-edge engineering technology, computer information systems, networking and communications management -- the things that our students need to know in the world today. our country needs more college grads to help fill all the open technology jobs. to help meet that need, here at devry university, we're offering $4 million dollars in tech sc
FOX Business
May 20, 2013 7:00pm EDT
problems for president obama and the irs scandal. a spokesman seemed to change th account in two key ways. >> the white house counsel was informed that the inspector general for tax administration was completing the report about irs employees improperly scrutinizing what are known as 501c4 organizations by using words such as tea party and patriot. >> now saying he at least some details about the probe, given that yesterday's senior adviser dan pfeiffer seemed to suggest otherwise about what the white house was told. >> not the details of what happened o the result of the investigation. >> suddenly revealing to a wide approved senior white house officials were informed of the probe but did not tell the president. >> after that initial notification enable the white house counsel informed the chie of staff and other members of the senior staff. at no time did anyone on the staff intervene with the heiresses director-general audit . >> he only mentioned that ron meyer had been informed and dow plated by saying that she was bullied about the fact that the ads he was finishing a review o
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May 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
job, your money, your prosperity. this is "your money." president obama wants to steer the conversation towards his policy goals and the smell of scandal is getting stronger in washington. >> the white house, knocked off message by a rash of bad headlines. the irs allegedly targets conservative groups. the government is spying on ap reporters and new details about the deadly raid in benghazi. conservatives seize the moment. >> my question is who is going to jail over this scandal? >> we have got to restore the trust in government. >> i have never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> the watergate scandal forced president nixon to resign but do these rise to that level? review. president clinton had two scandals, white water and monica lewinski. franklin and grant were arrested while in office. yes, it was a bad week for the white house politically. maybe the worst of obama's second term. will it derail his legacy? after all, he promised to help us prosper. >> we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a
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May 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
even more and president obama will be asked about benghazi, the irs, and the phone scandals in a press conference thursday. >> washington, craig boss well. >>> there are new sign it is tonight, according to the md data quick, bay area home prices jumped 17% in april, that puts the median price in the nine bay eaoup 31% from last year. this is first time prices have surpassed that in five years. >>> the dow hit another all time high on a gain of 60 points closing at 15,275. the nasdaq inched up a couple points. >>> cisco of san jose had positive numbers. >>> the networking equipment company said its net income rose 14% thanks to state government and local spend. >> cisco is one of the largest tech companies in the world. >> they sold close to $23. >> according to the transportation department, more people who choose to fly in march weren't able to get to their destinations on time, but fewer of them complained about it. >> the government said today fewer flights arrived on time and more were are cancelled in march than a year ago. >> hawaii an airlines had wovrt worst. >> down fro
FOX News
May 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
story, the way it's picked up steam as a scandal, but the obama administration, his senior aides, they regard that of the three big stories we're talking about as the one that's closest to a winner for them, the one where they have a chance to persuade the public at large that it's really just ginned up by republican partisanship. be not fooled. yes, there's been some tougher questioning for jay carney, even for the president, on these subjects, but some of the toughest voices in today's blathersphere, there will be the most weepy laudtory eulogies of barack obama and his presidency. the current stories feeding the politico cycle are done as well. in retirement, barack obama will benefit from an incredibly well-funded, well-coordinated campaign for constitutional enshrinement similar to which we saw after the assassination of president kennedy. >> bill: well, also bill clinton did well in post-spin. you're discounting things, rosen, these things could get a lot worse. >> that's true. >> bill: this isn't the crest of the wave. this wave is starting to come now, but it's certainly not th
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May 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
asking, will scandal destroy obama's second term agenda? these scandals might be the best thing that ever happened to obama's central legislation priority for immigration. robert, i will begin with you and ask your response of someone who knows the house caucus very well. >> i think it is a good argument, well argued. >> that's very kind but don't hold back. >> i was on capitol hill today huddling with leadership sources and you're right, they are very much consumed with the irs, benghazi and ap. but the resistance to the gang of 8's bill that's coming out of the senate and resistance to the house bipartisan groups bill is still there. those who run the conservative flank, steve kings of house of republican congress, they will still try it kill this, chris. as much as there is a scandal distraction, there is still the resistance. >> were you surprised that the house gang of 8 came to terms today? was that something you were expecting or is that a turn of events. >> i think you are on to something, actually. i completely agree with you. i think this scandal is basically given the heri
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May 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
why not repeal that bill today? >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. scandal, scandal. it was the so-called scandal week, filled with scandal everywhere. the obama administration is in trouble. it's bs and i'll tell you why. all these stories with, this is all red meat for republicans. the righties are drooling everywhere. you know how you throw on a case of mer low and a carton of campbell camel to john boehner. >> nothing dissolves the bonds of people and their government like the arrogance of power in washington. these what the american people are seeing today from the obama administration, remarkable arrogance. >> arrogance. let's play a word game. a heck of a word. republicans going to be talking about these scandals for month to come maybe even years because they really want to tarnish obama. let me tell you what the real scandal that's going on in washington right now. republicans in congress voted to reveal obama care for the 38th time. they did that on thursday as advertised and the vote didn't go down without a big show. >> we see this coming just like the titanic, we see the iceberg only it's not just in a midst. shortly in front of our eyes. we hav
CNN
May 18, 2013 2:00pm EDT
clinton years, the effect of scandal is to empower the hard line in each party, obama is going to find a tougher i think to make deals that may alienate some of the congressional democrats while he needs them to defend them against the republicans and on the other side voices get louder inside the gop that say the president is bleeding, we don't want to throw him lifelines with any agreements and that could be a shortsighted view for the republicans. it makes it harder to get immigration and the net may not be a positive by 2016. >> and i want to talk about the obama economy. this is what it looks like now, the labor force participation right 63.3 pretax, income up 2% in the past year, 5% over the past two years, overall the economy grew just 2.5% in the first three months of the year, but deficits dropping, plunged 32% in the first half of the fiscal year. housing improving. prices are rising in most areas. consumer confidence we learned is almost at a six-year high. stocks, i don't have to tell you, most of those people in washington have a 401(k) and very well aware what's happening i
FOX News
May 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. this is "the five." >>> benghazi, the irs, the ap phone scandals. president obama is knee deep in three scandals that threaten his
MSNBC
May 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
up like barack obama, for whatever reason. it's that kind of day in the news. >>> today is scandal o'clock all day long. we saw the guy forced out of the irs grilled about the tax agency using single key words to skrine out people for scrutiny. he did tell two higher-ups last june that he was going to be doing this investigation into how the conservative groups were treated. he told the deputy treasury secretary and the general counsel at treasury that he was starting this inquiry as to whether conservatives were being unfairly singled out. he told them he was starting this inquiry but obviously not what the inquiry had found since he hadn't found anything yet since he was just getting started. republicans have seized on this news because of the timing. saying it's important there were administration officials outside just the irs itself who knew before the election that there was at least a potential problem with the irs targeting conservative groups. shouldn't that have been disclosed publicly? could that have become a salient issue in the election had the administration disclose
MSNBC
May 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
you there. that's kind of where we are right now. we're in scandal mode. does the obama administration have a way of getting itself out of scandal mode, or is this essentially indefinite if not permanent now? does the obama administration need to get washington out of scandal mode, or is there some way in which they might not see this as necessarily all bad for them? and has barack obama, the man, or barack obama, the politician, even before he was president ever been through a period like this in his life? in his personal or political history, has he ever been through this type of trial? does his past tell us anything about what might happen next? joining us now is david axelrod, former senior presidential adviser to barack obama and now director of the institute for politics and msnbc senior political analyst. thank you for being here. >> i'm all nostalgic listening to this recounting of the week. i'm missing washington so much. >> i bet. you have known president obama for a long time. you've been with him through a lot of his political career. has he ever been through
CNN
May 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
the fallout from the a.p. scandal. this morning the obama administration asked senator chuck schumer to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protect the identity of their sources from federal officials. where is that going? >> well, it's going further than it would have a couple of days ago. this is really interesting, piers. because this is an issue that has historically had bipartisan support. just a few years ago, back in 2009, senator chuck schumer, a democrat, an ally of the president, was trying to get this through. and suddenly it got stopped in its tracks. according to schumer back then, it's because the obama administration tried to water it town too much. they effectively didn't want it. guess what, they picked up the phone this morning, they called chuck schumer and said maybe it's time for you to reintroduce that reporter shield law bill. so that's exactly what he did. it's another example of -- on all of these fronts the obama administration trying to do damage control. and this time legislatively. >> and jessica, the third scandal. hard to keep up with all
FOX News
May 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, peter doocy. >>gregg: more fallout from yet another scandal rocking the obama administration. the c.e.o. of the associated press speaking out today about the justice department's secret subpoena of reporter phone records. in an appearance on "face the nation," he said that justice department had no right to do what it did, the way it did it. >> i don't know what their motive is. i can tell you, their actions are unconstitutional. we don't question their right to conduct these investigations. we just think they went about it the wrong way. so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly, and over broad that it constitutes -- it is an unconstitutional act. >>gregg: he said that whole scandal has hurt journalism. sources now are lessing to talk to reporters. >>heather: new questions raised about the benghazi terror attack controversy dogging the white house. the senior house advisor telling fox chris wallace that it is "largely irrelevant" where the president was on the day of the attacks. we now have that report from washington, dc. >> republican lawmakers will not stop un
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of where we are right now. we're in scandal mode. does the obama administration have a way to get out of scandal mode. or is this indefinite if not permanent now? does the obama administration need to get washington out of scandal mode or is there some way as them seeing this as not all bad for them. and has barack obama the man, or barack obama the politician, even before he was president, ever been through a period like this in his life? in his personal or political history, has he ever been through this type of trial? does his past tell us anything about what might happen next in joining us is david axelrod. he is now director of the institute of politics at university of chicago and msnbc senior political analyst. thank you for being here. >> thank you. i'm nostalgic listening to the the recounting of the week. i'm missing washington so much. >> yeah, i bet. well you have known president obama for a long time. you've been with him through his political career. has he ever been through a very difficult sort of multifaceted period like this? personally or politically, have you seen
FOX Business
May 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
scandal obama says there is no there on benghazi the accountability review board offered a thorough investigation but as lou dobbs printed out that is distorting the truth. >> actually mr. president that review board did not looking into every element of benghazi but did examine the security matters before the attack it did not look into those responsible for the attack for the administration's response and pickering and mullin did not interview secretary of state clinton. i am sorry mr. president, but you knew better. you had to know better. there you are. [laughter] what are you talking about tonight? >> we are looking at the mounting scandals and inconsistencies, misrepresen tation and scandals rocked the administration juss about everywhere you look there are people misstating the facts making for policy choices and sometimes both aggressively. what is this administration actually doing? they claim they don't know when they get caught whenever there is a problem. with the chalk talk i will lay out out this administration has become the ideal noah administration. [laughter] gerri
ABC
May 17, 2013 1:40am PDT
testify on capitol hill. and president obama is looking to get past the scandal. abc's tahman bradley is covering these developments. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diana, john, good morning. president obama is pushing back hard. he says he is angry about the irs scandal and is going to clean it up. more damage control at the white house. president obama weathering rain drops and the irs storm. >> my main concern is fixing a problem. >> reporter: the president says he will make sure anyone involved in unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is held accountable. >> looking forward to working with congress to -- to fully investigate what happened, make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: mr. obama admitted he first learned about the controversy from the media and said that a government watch dog report about the scandal made him angry. after announcing the forced resignation of acting commissioner, the president named his replacement. we also learned a second official, the man in charge of the agency's exempt and government entities division announced
FOX News
May 15, 2013 1:00am PDT
the doubt. >> bill: i'm not giving the benefit of anything. >> you are saying it's not a scandal it is a scandal. >> wild morning with both the left and the right challenging me. we will show you what happened and analyze the growing pressure on president obama. this is about getting to the truth so people can be held accountable and we can prevent this from happening again. >> what does senator rubio think about what makes the baby mushy in philadelphia, there is another doctor under scrutiny. is it legal will have the story. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. analyzing the side show. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. with president obama calling the benghazi controversy a side show yesterday. it is instructive to look at public opinion on the issue right now. according to the new pew research poll 56% of americans not really falling the benghazi story. something talking points put forth last week. 44% are interested. 37% believe the obama administration ha
FOX News
May 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
presidents get in a scandal and amazing how many come through it like bill clinton and barack obama will as well. >> bill: the firing of miller, the irs chief tonight, this is the beginning of barack obama's come back? >> i believe in time the press will turn the other way. if they do some substantive things and answer some of these questions i think the answer is yes. >> all right. so you think the press, which is in love with the president, generally speaking. will take this as a sign that everything is going to go back to normal? >> i think they were in love with him and now they turned against him as the pretty wants to do they will turn back the other way. >> why would they turn back the other way. >> they are a mob mentality. if somebody writes it first they will write it second. >> bill: why would they turn back the other way? george w. bush they didn't turn back the other way. >> he is not the same politician. much better politician than. >> is it about politics. >> most all of this is about politics. >> a brief. >> philosophy and politics not necessarily crossed paths at least i
ABC
May 16, 2013 1:40am PDT
storm zone. >>> damage control. president obama confronts red hot scandals. his angry message for the irs and the tough questions he can expect in just a few hours. >>> fake graveyard. why would anyone put up head stones and build a phony cemetery in the middle of the city? i've got the details behind this creepy atmosphere. >>> so sorry. beyonce responds to fans after some cancelled concerts. how she's addressing her health and some pregnancy rumors, on this thursday, may 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in north texas, where at least six people have died when a tornado touched down. >> firefighters using flashlights are going house to house looking for anybody still trapped. abc's jim ryan reports from the hard hit town of granbury. >> reporter: this storm rolled in from the southwest and tornado sirens started blaring just before sunset. witnesses say pea-sized hail turned to baseball sized and then hailstones the size of grapefruit were pounding a subdivision near the tow
FOX News
May 18, 2013 5:00am EDT
irs tax exempt organizations office when the scandals taking place is now head of the irs obama care implementation office. joining me, two of the lawmakers who participated in the heated hearing. >> good to be with. >> ms. ingram was in charge at the time. do you think it is appropriate she is in charge of the implementation of obama care? >> as a matter of fact, that is not true. she actually left that office six months prior to even subordinates knowing what took place there so she wasn't in the office when the subordinates were informed. >> sean: wasn't she there between 2009 and 2012? >> she left six months prior to the subordinates knowing that this actually took place. >> sean: we knew a couple of years ago and what we learned in the last couple of days is that they did know at the time she was there. >> i think you have to check your facts. she left the office six months prior to the subordinates showing. >> sean: my understanding is she did know. >> that is my understanding as well. she was there during the time that the abusive practice was being perpetrated. we have to pin
FOX Business
May 17, 2013 10:00pm EDT
benghazi scandal. despite requests from the obama administration to not support president assad. joint chiefs of staff chairman cricized the russian move saying it was "ill-timed and very unfortunate." turning back to benghazi and the modified limited hangout by this administration. more than two thirds of republican house lawmakers now favor that committee to examine the benghazi attacks. our first guest tonight is one of those lawmakers. joining us now is congressman randy forbe o virgini congressman, good to have you with us. >> thank you, lou. i want to get your reaction to the hearing, the performance of the inspector general who sat aside of the now outgoing acting commissioner, stephen miller. >> i think that we see across this admintration there is justice culturof of arrogance and absolute disdain for anyone who would dare try to hold them accountable. i think that is what you saw constantly coming through the testimony today. this adminisation loves to respond with i do not know. i do not know. they even started now with this thing of setting up investigations so they do not
FOX Business
May 18, 2013 4:00am EDT
. the obama administrati now blames its scandals on budget cuts. we'll take a hard look at those numbers in tonight's "chalk talk." ♪ grew up in a small town and when the rain would fall down ♪ ♪ i'd just stare out my w window ♪ ♪ dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy ♪ ♪ i would pray i could breakaway ♪ ♪ i'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly ♪ i'll do what it takes till i touch the sky ♪ ♪ i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change, and break away ♪ ♪ wanna feel the warm breeze, sleep under a palm tree ♪ ♪ feel the rush of the ocean ♪ ♪ get on board a fast train, travel on a jet plane far away ♪ ♪ and break away ♪ out of the darkness and into the sun ♪ ♪ but i won't forget the place i come from ♪ ♪ i gotta take a risk, take a chae, make a change, and break away ♪ connection to nature is a right that the trust for public land is fighting to preserve. from boulevards to ball fields and ponds to playgrounds, together we have saved over 3 million acres of land. a park is a gift that is worth protecting. help su
CBS
May 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
that's not bringing down the heat on the white house. >> this morning, president obama was asked about the scandal. >> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. it is concrete to our traditions and held accountable and got to be fixed. >> even though the irs is independent agency, republican law makers have been calling on the president to condemn the irs for flagging atea party groups.. >> this contributes to the distrust that the american people have in government. >> shows senior officials applying scrutiny to conservative critical groups. >> the pressure on the white house is coming from all directions. it's not just the republicans who want answers. democrats are climbing in as well. >> somebody paid the decision they would give scrutiny to this particular group. we have to understand why. >> congressional republicans have now raised the ante. working on new legislation that would make it a crime to discriminate for political views. cbs news, the white house. >> some republicans are challenging the claim by the ir
FOX
May 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the united states. >> reporter: president obama addressed the scandal. the irs admits it put the tea party under the microcope. the irs required more paper work from the tea party and scrutinized groups that edgeicated people about the constitution. but the commissioner testified otherwise last year. >> there is absolutely no targeting. this is what happens. >> the contradiction is setting off a firestorm, especially with tea party groups. >> we want to know who knew what when. heads will roll. this is absolute suppression of civil liberties. >> reporter: president obama says the irs must be neutral. >> you should feel that way regardless of party. >> reporter: he says he is waiting for the full audit before making moves against the irs. >> it is outrageous. contrary to our traditions and people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> house speaker nancy pelosi said there is no place for this inappropriate activity in the irs or by its employees. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama down played the controversy over how his administration handled the attackts --
FOX News
May 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
and obama isn't involved in any of the scandals. >> neil: we don't know that yet. >> benghazi is not a scandal. it's incompetence and it doesn't bring down a president. it appears what is going on with the irs, low level people who acted extremely badly which has nothing to do with the president. >> don't throw off the political ramifications of this. let's face it. we have midterm elections coming up. i don't think it has a big impact on the economy and markets, but this is political problem. the incompetence of the obama administration where one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. people are idiotic make idiotic mistakes when benghazi is clearly an example of incompetence. that will reflect on the president and that will hurt him politically. >> two things, charlie, real quick. >> with respect to my colleagues benghazi is out right mal fee answer is and lying, fal fees answer and criminal cover-up. >> that is so true. >> what we're all agreed on there is a thin connection of the scandals across time and the economy. there is a thin connection between the actions. presid
Current
May 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
ap scandal. today i realized lieutenant a lot of this came together in the fact that the obama administration has declared war on the press. you have the ap, basically all their phone records were taken. and then you go over to see what happens to the journalist james rosen. we now know that the authorities were following him around, tracking his movements, in and out of buildings, looking at his phones. yes, all i want to say just one quick point, i think the only recurs to this kind of behavior by the government is to say back to the government we declare war on you and from this point forward we should no longer as a whole cooperate in any manner with the government in terms of when we're doing national security stories. we should withdrawal all of our cooperation and public everybody we know because it is a free press, it's not a free except when the government tells you to do it press. we've been way too easy going with these guys. we've let them tell us what to print, what not to print. i say be done with it, everybody should get together and fire back. no one else will p
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 7:00pm PDT
is really just the irs doing its job. here is what president obama said about the scandal as it has erupted the last few days. >> if in fact irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. there's no place for it. and you know, they have to be held fully accountable. i have no patience with it, i will not tolerate it, we will make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> well, yeah, sure, if the irs personnel intentionally targeted conservative groups, that would be bad. but what if irs personnel were correctly examining political organizations' applications for tax exempt status? that is not scandalous because that's the irs' job, they must do it. they cannot just grant tax exempt status to anyone that asks for it. the irs has a specific guideline for granting that tax exempt status. section 501 c 4, internal revenue code, defines social organizations for tax exempt purposes defines them this way. civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
focus on obama care. >> keep the focus on obama care, the scandal here is that there is a real urgent health care crisis right now. 45,000 americans die every year because they don't have health insurance. nearly 50 million are uninsured and nearly seven million of those are children. but the republicans just don't care. they just want to play the lit cal game of repeal, repeal, repeal that will go know where it's ugly politics and shows the tea party extremism governing today's republican party. joining me is e.j. dionne and bob shrum. thank you for your time this evening. >> glad to be with you. >> e.j., repeal, repeal, but for what reason? >> well, you know, reverend, i think we can all agree, republicans enjoy voting to repeal obama care. and if they did it a few times, you know, it unifies the base and most of them vote the same time but 45 times becomes a case of self-parody. this is a very different republican party from the past. in the past, all kinds of republicans, from john chaffey to bob dole to richard dixon recognize that having this many uninsured people is bad for the
NBC
May 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
. we will tell you how president obama is handling a growing scandal at the irs. >>> some welcome good news for the administration. tesla is going to pay back its loan early. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> a heart-stopping moment. the split-second decision that saved that little boy's life. >> wow, right now, we give you a live look at hp pavilion near san jose. the sharks are on the road in los angeles for the playoffs taking on the world champion kings. the sharks trying to bounce back after getting shutout in game one. looking for good vibrations in game two down in l.a. crystal geyser is always bottled at the mountain source. crystal geyser. crystal geyser. crystal geyser. then we deliver it directly to you. three dates in one week! i had to get a designer dress! shop like a fashionista. and i did fall in love... save like a maxxinista. with my new dress. designer brands at t.j. prices. t.j.maxx. >> welcome back now. well, you made it to thursday, closer to the weekend now. this morning could be a rough ride to work if you are not expecting the showers we have co
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May 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
scandals. president obama is knee deep in three scandals that threaten his
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